Language : English
Published : 2017
Pages : 100-09-01
Bridges and Ruptures
“Breaches and Bridges : German Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times is an agenda-setting lecture of German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier. It is accompanied by two essays. The first is an insightful introduction by the first mayor of Hamburg, Olaf Scholz, who reflects on the role of the Hanseatic city in world affairs. The second is a brief contextualisation by Professor Amrita Narlikar, president of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Narlikar identifies the necessity for a more profound understanding of historical trajectories and political traditions among international negotiating partners, and invokes new forms of leadership and cooperation in global governance. In Dr. Steinmeier’s speech, he announces the German candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council and outlines German foreign policy with its cornerstones of peace, justice, innovation and partnership. In a period of global transition and turmoil, the world needs creative and feasible solutions. With its timely analysis, the book provides its readers with just such solutions. It does so by bridging the scholars-practitioners divide. The volume is a valuable reference for the international relations and foreign policy community worldwide. Written in both English and German, the book approaches a broad audience”–Provided by publisher.
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Since 1957, Malaysia’s economic development has been an account of growth, transformation, and of structural change. More than 75 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the manufacturing and services sectors. However, Malaysia is stuck in a middle-income trap and is facing challenges on the economic and political front. In June 2010, Prime Minister Najib Razak unveiled the 10th Malaysian Plan (2011-15) to chart the development of Malaysia from a middle- to high-income nation. This publication represents a policy-oriented stocktake and evaluation by academics, policy-makers, and business people on Malaysia’s achievements, present work-in-progress endeavours, and some of the future challenges facing the nation in its pursuit to achieve a developed high-income country status.
About the Author
Sanchita Basu Das is an ISEAS Fellow and Lead Researcher (Economic Affairs) at the ASEAN Studies Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. Lee Poh Onn is Fellow at the Regional Economic Studies Unit, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore.
These thirty-eight essays by the professors and research fellows of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the School. The core theme of the essays is governance in Asia and what its governments and peoples are doing for the public good. As Asia rises, its policymakers and citizens, and indeed the rest of the world, are increasingly asking how this dynamic region is making public policy, what we can learn from that exciting, often turbulent process, and how Asians can do better. The School’s diverse and international group of scholars have written a set of informal, provocative, and passionate essays about governance in Asia — its past, present, and future — and why they study it. The volume — a candid, engaging act of transparency and disclosure — is also an invitation to join the conversation on the problems and promise of Asia and the larger dialogue on public policy and policy research in a globalized world.
Readership: Academics, policy makers, LKY School students, alumni and faculty, and anyone interested in the development and management of universities and other institutions of higher education.